Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 930
Obverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Reverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $12.69 (5/23/2018)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1885 $1 PF obverse 1885 $1 PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

The Philadelphia Mint struck some 930 proof Morgan dollars in 1885. Most of those that have survived tend to be just under gem, and very few have enough contrast to earn the cameo or ultra cameo designations.

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Last Updated: 4/13/2017

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1885 $1 PF
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Base $ - - - - - - - - 1075 1425 1675 2100 3125 4400 7000 9700 17250 40000 87500 -
$ - - - - - - 1800 2250 3350 5050 7750 12000 21850 -
1885 $1 PF Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 2400 3650 5250 7900 13000 23500 46000 125000 -
$ - - - - - - - 3200 4100 6250 9350 16500 25500 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 238
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68

The chart showing 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series, 69 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 5/21/2018 1885 $1 PF
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Base---------1--5204255291943--178
------------------11--2
----------------1-----1
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Total---------1--5204255301954--181
 ---------1 %--3 %11 %23 %30 %17 %10 %3 %2 %-- 
1885 $1 PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------31415161262--59
----------------1-1-1-3
---------------11-----2
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Total------------314161812721-64
 ------------5 %2 %6 %25 %28 %19 %11 %3 %2 %- 
1885 $1 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------------1--1
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------------------1---1
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Total------------------11--2
 ------------------50 %50 %-- 

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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
4/28/1999 PCGS PF 63   Teletrade Auction 1158, 1158/Lot# 1875 $918.00
2/23/2005 NGC PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2005 February Long Beach Signature Sale #366, 366/Lot# 10654 $2,300.00
9/19/2010 PCGS PF 63   Goldberg September 19-21, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 60/Lot# 1778 $2,415.00
7/7/2011 NGC PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2011 July Orlando Summer FUN Signature US Coin Auction Session(2), 1157/Lot# 4233 $5,768.40
7/27/2013 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 2607 $3,936.25
2/9/2014 PCGS PF 66   Cameo David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 790, 799/Lot# 772 $11,000.00
3/2/2014 NGC PF 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/02/2014, 182/Lot# 175595 $1,845.80
4/20/2014 PCGS Genuine Proof   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/20/2014, 186/Lot# 188110 $660.00
6/4/2014 PCGS PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1206/Lot# 4719 $7,637.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1885 $1 PF Cameo
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Base140214441487153215771624167117201769181918722154229026993303390246695747725893071311215069
141614581502154715931640168717361786183719662199242629003503415850286251794110575137640
00000016871736178618371966219924262900350341585028625179411057500
00000017041753180218542060224525633102370244135388675486241184400
1885 $1 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base152015651611165817071755180618571909196320172316245928373428407249015973752696291352715746
153515801627167417231772182318741927198121172364258530343643434852586491822710928142670
00000018231874192719812117236425853034364343485258649182271092800
00000018401892194519992216241127113231385746255616700889281222800
1885 $1 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base132613671408145114941539158416311678172617762068225025253068360144315093643788491164314619
13401381142214651509155416001647169417431873212923422706324638784652554172419780126350
0000001600164716941743187321292342270632463878465255417241978000
00000016151662171017591971218924332887342341544872598980451071200
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Grade: PF 68
Points: 9780
Owner: Simpson
 
Grade: PF 68 UC
Points: 9629
Owner: BChap
 
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